Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Epidurals: Myth or Reality???

At this point, we were hoping that we would have more information to share. Jess continues to do extremely well weathering the increased contractions. The biggest complaint at this time is discomfort with the catheter. According to Jess, "I would be sitting up smiling if I wasn't so ticked off with this stupid catheter." Still waiting for Dr. T to make an afternoon appearance and give us some more direction on the next step in this process.

In other news, Jess is STILL waiting to get an epidural. At this point, the contractions are consistently about 3 minutes apart and she is beginning to question whether or not this supposedly mythical epidural truly exists. Keep your fingers crossed that our nurses can work their magic and make an epidural appear in the very near future. Otherwise, turn on your local news station and sit back to watch the fireworks that have taken place at Memorial Hospital when a maniac pregnant woman runs rampant around the Labor and Delivery ward in search of drugs, Drugs, and more DRUGS!!!!


  1. She is STILL waiting??! And they gave her a catheter BEFORE her epidural???! POOR WOMAN!!!!

    Tell her she totally has my sympathies and to hang on! She can do this!

  2. Love y'all. So excited to meet Bebe!

    As I texted Jess last night, just let us know whether we need to start a Phi Mu or a Delta Sig rec. :)


  3. Hang in there Jess! Help is on the way!!

  4. This is why I requested my Epidural as soon as I got to the hospital.

    Hang in there!

  5. Trust me, the delay on the epidural certainly was not due to a lack of asking. I think Jess tried every trick she knew to beg, borrow, and/or steal an epidural. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.

  6. Aren't caths fun? So glad you finally got your long-awaited epidural. Now you can sorta relax and sorta enjoy. I shoulda started a pool for time and weight. Oh well - next time! LOL.